of effectiveness, but sometimes, you know, the pacs, the super pacs were not doing what, say, john cornyn might have wanted them to do, such as backing mourdock in indiana where the result occurred with donnelly winning, i think, by five points. so maybe, maybe we can get some reform. having said that, the influence of money is still pernicious, bad, and, you know, i would hope that reform of financial contributions would be something on, high up on the agenda in 2013, and i would hope we could get bipartisan support for at least the disclosure part of it, which many of our colleagues on the other side have been for in the past. >> one last from me and that's about revenue to avoid the fiscal cliff. you were talking about being heartened by boehner's comments yesterday where he said he wanted revenues to come from a fairer, sitsimpler, cleaner, tax code. because it matter to you -- does it matter where the revenues come from? >> yes, absolutely. >> why does it matter if. >> look, to me the most salient fact of our political economy in the last decade is that middle class incomes have declined.